05 September 2012

What I Love Wednesday: Overnight Oats in a Jar

I've talked before about how much I love oats in a jar for my breakfast. For months it was more oats in whatever jar with a lid I could find, until the oh-so-fabulous One Ordinary Mom actually gave me a bona fide Mason jar. Wrapped it up and everything.

Told you she was fabulous.

I eat this at least twice a week. It is actually the perfect breakfast for the days when I run, 'cause I can put it all together the night before, wake up and go on my run, come back and breakfast is waiting for me!

The other day someone requested my recipe and the Weight Watchers points for it. There are a lot of oats in a jar recipes out there, and that, of course, is one reason it's so fabulous since it's highly adaptable. But this is my personal favorite mix.

Food pictures = hardest to take

What you will need: 
Mason jar (or other container with a lid)
1/3 cup quick oats, dry
1/2 cup light vanilla soy milk
1 T peanut butter
1 banana, sliced
Dash of cinnamon

Take all the ingredients and throw them in your jar. Put the lid on, give it a good shake, and put it in the refrigerator. Overnight, the oats will absorb the milk, causing them to bulk up a bit. I do eat mine cold, although you can easily heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds. And, of course, if nanners aren't your thing, you can use whatever fruit you want. I've even done canned pumpkin before and it was delish.

The whole jar is 6 Points+ as is. Sometimes I'll add some almonds or honey right before I eat it, which will add points on. I usually pair it with a small bowl of Greek yogurt. It might not sound like a lot of food, but it's super filling and will leave me happily satisfied until lunch. Quality over quantity, people. Quality over quantity.

So, there you have it. My recipe for oats in a jar. If you decide to try it, please let me know what you think and any combinations you make or enjoy!

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus


  1. Thanks for the shoutout. :-)
    I make mine with 1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk, 1/2 T brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon. I've been taking it to work every day and eating it when I check my email in the mornings. It makes so much more sense than eating at 5:30 when I get up and being ridiculously hungry by lunch. Waiting until I'm at work at 6:45 is much better. I might have to try your version.

    1. I might have to try yours! I love the addition of brown sugar.

  2. Overnight Oats in a Jar.. NEVER have I heard of that! Love it. I am going to have to try this. Beautiful Blog! Glad to have found you. SPA LOVE! We are your newest followers. Feel free to come visit us over at http://naturallyfitsisters.blogspot.com and http://natural-nester.blogspot.com

    The Sisters


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